08 • Quotes from Famous Imams of Islam

In this section, one will learn about the Lives of the Most Famous Imams in the History of Islam.

One Who Acts Without Knowledge

One Who Acts Without Knowledge
June 6, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Hasan Al-Basri {May Allah send His Divine Mercy upon him} said: “One who acts without knowledge is like one who travels off the path; and the one who acts without knowledge corrupts more than he rectifies. So seek knowledge ... Read More »

Friendship With Allah

Friendship With Allah
June 4, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti {May Allah have mercy upon him} relates that a certain visitor came to observe Imam Abu Hanifah {May Allah have mercy upon him} and saw him all day long in the Masjid, teaching relentlessly, answering every ... Read More »

A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i

A Poem by Imam al-Shafi’i
May 28, 2015 No Comments »

The famous Imam Shafi’i, Allah have Mercy upon him, said, O family of al-Mustafa ﷺ, O those whom I turn to, O those whose love is my reliance, you are my intercessors on the Day of Judgment. Why should I ... Read More »

The One Who Desires…

The One Who Desires…
May 19, 2015 No Comments »

Imam an-Nawawi {May Allah have Mercy upon him} related that Imam ash-Shafi’i {May Allah have Mercy upon him}said: “The one who desires the world; then upon him is knowledge, And the one who desires the hereafter; then upon him is ... Read More »

The Universe Was Lit Up

The Universe Was Lit Up
May 18, 2015 No Comments »

Shaykh ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari {May Allah have Mercy upon him} said, “The universe, the entirety of it, was darkness and it was lit up only due to the manifestation of the Truth of Allah in it.” الكون كله ظلمة وإنما ... Read More »

The One Who Does Not Love Knowledge

The One Who Does Not Love Knowledge
May 15, 2015 No Comments »

Imam an-Nawawi {May Allah have Mercy upon him} related that Imam ash-Shafi’i {May Allah have Mercy upon him} said: “The one who desires the world; then upon him is knowledge, And the one who desires the hereafter; then upon him ... Read More »

The Hadith Scholar Without Knowledge of Fiqh

The Hadith Scholar Without Knowledge of Fiqh
May 10, 2015 No Comments »

Imam al-Qarafi al-Maliki رحمه الله said: “And beware of doing what some students do when they reason directly from the Hadith, and yet they don’t know their soundness, let alone what has been mentioned by the Imams concerning the subtleties ... Read More »

The Physical Descriptions of the 4 Imams

The Physical Descriptions of the 4 Imams
May 8, 2015 No Comments »

[Adapted from the Siyar A’lam an-Nubala’ ~ The Lives of the Noble Figures] 1} Imam Malik ibn Anas: ‘Isa bin ‘Umar said: “I never saw anything white or red that was more beautiful than the face of Malik, or any ... Read More »

Imam al-Awza’i on Learning

Imam al-Awza’i on Learning
May 5, 2015 No Comments »

Imam Abu Amr Al-Awza’i {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: تعلم ما لا يؤخذ به, كما تعلم ما يؤخذ به “Learn that which will not be relied upon, just as you learn that which will be relied upon.” {Tarikh ... Read More »

The Faith Which is Sufficient in This World

The Faith Which is Sufficient in This World
May 4, 2015 No Comments »

‘Abd as-Salam ibn Ibrahim al-Laqani {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: “The faith which is sufficient in this world is verbal attestation {al-Iqraar} only. This is because whoever makes the verbal attestation, then the judgment of Islam applies to ... Read More »